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Outstanding Year of Growth for Welsh Cleaning Company


Bridgend-based cleaning company, A&R Cleaning sees growth of 133% in the last year, the fifth consecutive year of growth, despite a challenging time for the industry.

The award-winning company was established in 2010 by Rayner Davies and her husband Ashley. Together the pair have grown A&R Cleaning to employ over 300 staff members across South Wales and the South West of England.

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2020, A&R Cleaning completed a record-breaking year, which saw over 133% in growth and included creating new positions for people across Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, further expanding their footprint across South Wales.

Rayner Davies, Managing Director, said:

“We are delighted to have seen the business thrive throughout what has been a challenging year for many and we are so proud of our hard-working team. A&R Cleaning truly is one big family and it is our family-business ethos, and the exceptional effort of our team, that has been pivotal to our success.”

Diversifying in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, A&R Cleaning has adapted their offering to include bio-misting and other services to ensure that workplaces are safe to return to during and after the pandemic.

Continuing to build on their success, A&R Cleaning is projected to see a further 66% growth in 2021 and are currently on target to exceed £5m turnover, with the intention of exceeding 400 staff members by the end of the year.

Ashley Davies, Finance and Sales Director, added:

“We are incredibly proud to have seen continued growth over the past 5 years, and are on target to exceed our goals for 2021. We know that all businesses have faced challenges in recent years, and we are ever grateful to our valued clients, both new and long-standing.”

With employee happiness at the heart of the company, A&R Cleaning are proud of their excellent staff retention rate, with a staff turnover of only a fifth of the national industry average over the past year.

Rayner concluded:

“We have some exciting plans in the pipeline for A&R Cleaning and we are on track to double our staff this year. Even with our continued growth, it is important for us to keep our family-business ethos at the centre, including a key focus on our team’s mental health and wellbeing.”


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